Alderson House was packed with brethren on Tuesday, 23rd May to witness another fine Demonstration by District of Warwickshire brethren. And what good fortune those visitors had, as the patent enthusiasm of the Deputy Preceptors was reflected in the high quality of the ritual displayed.
Eight of the eighteen Chapters in our District provided the demonstration team: five from Silhill, two each from Barnard and St Benedict plus one representative each from Vernon, Leigh, Aesculapius, Greswolde and Guy’s Cliffe Chapters. Each one of them had chosen to push themselves beyond the Office that they currently hold and their enjoyment of the work proved to be infectious amongst the visitors.
Offices were rotated between the Demonstration team throughout the evening to give everyone a chance to test themselves with the more challenging aspects of the ritual, interspersed with a helpful commentary from the Narrator: Ill. Bro. Steven Fowler. Learning and self-improvement has rarely been more fun.
The catering at Alderson House was at its usual high standard for the subsequent Festive Board, at which our Inspector General expressed his thanks to both the Preceptors and all participants for the time and effort they had clearly invested for our collective benefit before another happy evening of Rose Croix masonry drew to a close.
There is no substitute though for taking part, benefitting not only your own understanding of our beautiful Christian Order and its ritual but also that of your Chapter, so please request the automatic website updates so you don’t miss the opportunity next year.